Quilts an amazing display of textile art
WELCOME to 2015 and I hope everyone has a happy and safe year.
Childers Arts Space kicks off the year with State of the Art 14, which showcases art quilts by the Queensland Quilters Art Quilt group, completed by quilters throughout Queensland since 2013.
Art quilts are at least two layers of fabric and that fabric can be painted, manipulated or embellished. In fact, there are not too many rules when it comes to an art quilt.
Viewers will be amazed at what can be achieved with textiles. These quilts are definitely not traditional quilts.
Queensland Quilters Inc is a not-for-profit organisation.
It has the objectives of promoting the art and craft of patchwork and quilting, bringing together people interested in patchwork and quilting, encouraging and maintaining high standards of workmanship and design in both traditional and contemporary work, and organising exhibitions and workshops.
Quilts from two Bundaberg quilters, Ailsa Koloi and Sandra Sullivan, are among the display of amazing quilts.
The exhibition runs until March 15 and is a must-see for all keen quilters and people interested in the art of quilting.
Also on display on the new regional wall in the gallery is artwork from local artists Alice McLaughlin and Kym Connell.
The artworks were completed during and after their six-week artistic journey to central Australia and depict the inspiring landscapes of the area.
Childers Visual Arts Group will resume on February 5.
Everyone is welcome to come and join the members of the Creation Station group, which meets under the big tree at Alice’s in Apple Tree Creek.
For anyone new to the area, the group is involved in painting, pottery, wood carving and hebel sculpture. Workshops are held in each genre.
For further information, phone Veronica Woodfield on 4126 1995.
Congratulations to Alice McLaughlin on receiving Bundaberg Region’s Creative Spirit Award. Well done Alice!
The Firehouse Potters are back at the wheel and had their big planning meeting on Monday.
They will be hosting the Wide Bay Bundaberg Potters Group’s annual convention this year. It will be the Bundaberg group’s 40th anniversary, so the celebration will be bigger and bolder than ever.
Due to popular demand, the Firehouse Potters will continue to open the shed on a Saturday morning for new and existing members, extending an invitation to anyone who is interested to come along and have a cuppa with the potters.
Childers artist Marilyn Murray’s exhibition Home is Where the Heart Is is running at Gayndah Art Gallery. The exhibition explores the various definitions of “home” and will run until March 1.